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Am I Losing?


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FEEL

 Genre: Punk-Grunge

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Do you ever watch a band and hear how they arrange a song and say..."hey that's the way I want my song to sound like." So you google midi 'cause you can't find the drum loops and up comes polyphonic files. Then you start thinking... "what would happen if I open that up in logic?" By now you find out what someone else had already discovered and was telling you about when you weren't paying attention. Your whole world of manipulations open up to possibilities.

Pulling out that old tune that someone previously critiqued you for sounding like a horses ass on, you now at least have the idea to back you up. Still sounding like a horses ass, you start all over thinking out of the box this time and becoming distracted.

This song could be about personal finances or it could be about gambling but then again I don't want the casinos upset with me.
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Lyrics
Am I losing am I blind
Can you take me from this living Hell
I just can't take it!

Could it be a big surprise
I have not a penny to my name
It keeps on taking....

What's been going on it's getting worse each day
Seems I gather change
And give it all away...

Throw away every day it's insane...

There's a picture in my mind
That I'm winning money all the time
I don't stop playing

One arm bandits have a mystery of their own
Seems they like to take
The last dime that you own...

Throw away every day it's insane...

But the truth is not so kind
I believe I've lost much lately
It makes me CRAZY!

What's been going on it's getting worse each day
Seems I gather change
And give it all away...

Throw away every day it's insane...

By John Luper


Song Stats
Hits: 2490
Comments: 30
Fans: 21
Plays: 207
Downloads: 89

Uploaded: Jun 17, 2010 - 01:45:40 PM
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2010 - 02:04:17 PM Last Played: Apr 02, 2017 - 09:45:59 PM
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The usual with some fancy additions I haven't configured yet.
Comments
alackbass said 2737 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Am I Losing?
Cool rocker. There's a garage band (no pun) feel to this. I can just hear Mom yelling "turn it down" from the kitchen while the neighborhood girls dance around. Killer guitar tones. Simple lyrics that make the point effectively. I'm a fan!
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FEEL said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Thanks for dropping by
I love your last tune. Yeah...too hot to play in the garage right now.
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MarkHolbrook said 2737 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Me always likey
your guitar work! Wish I could play like this man!!!

Outstanding!
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FEEL said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
I checked your open collab
It is very nice. I wish I could come up with something like that.
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awigze said 2737 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Rock Steady
from whatever the source. dig it.
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FEEL said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Yeah
It probably didn't make much since. I found that you can open free Polyphonic midi files in Logic. Logic splits the midi into instruments. From there instruments can be assigned to whatever you have available. Then you can cut paste and manipulate the parts. Something my brother told me about once... It can come in handy if you're looking for another bands style.
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Feter said 2737 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Am I Losing?
I liked the concept of the song...but I like
more the hard driving rock n roll here ...
great guitars my friend ...this is just rock
so good ...Rock on ...thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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FEEL said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Feter
Always a pleasure to hear you encouragement. I'm happy you enjoyed the drive.
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sloparts said 2737 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Rock on John
Hell of a Rock song, even if the lyrics are depressing. Luckily that's a problem I don't have, but many do.

So what you ended up with here is a hell of a Rock song, but with a message. Get Help.

Great track John. love it my friend.

Ed
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FEEL said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Ed
Hope you are feeling better. I think about you a lot lately. Pretty depressing, I lived in Vegas for a couple of years... pretty wild there. You never knew what kind of mood people would be in.
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dave_b said 2737 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Am I Losing
Hard driving rock. I like the guitar lines and tone.
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FEEL said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Dave
Thanks so much for dropping by. I don't do stuff this fast usually.
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Kicbal said 2737 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Love it
Awesome riffs. Nothing beats fast punk every now and then. I wonder if a bit of verb on the vox may help them meld with the rest of instruments better, as punk vocals are generally buried a little in the music.
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FEEL said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
U know
I was thinking the same thing... I buss'd the vocals and started out wet. When I would stop the song the reverb was slapping back pretty bad. As I was drying it up my pea brain wanted me to turn the vocals up so the lyrics could be understood. I have a habit of doing this... I really need to send these bounces for a second opinion. Thanks for your pointers.
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fasteddie said 2737 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Full on rocker!
Kickin it into gear with full throttle. Great axe work and love the lyrics and vocals. Cool stuff!
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FEEL said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
I took a
listen to your wide open tune and it rocks. I think it was faster than this one. Thanks for dropping by.
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jdholliday said 2737 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Rock on
hope this is just a song and not real? Keep on posting! Nice job!
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FEEL said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Not a problem here
When I lived in Vegas, we had a slow night one time. My friend and I put all our tip money on red and won.
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Dadai.2 said 2737 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Rev it up dude....

right out of the starting block this is energy ala rock. John, great to hear a new/old song from you. I dig your vocal. Kudos to you old timer...
;-)
D
davisamerica said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
hahahaha!!
just like a rocket.... excellent take off......fantastic flight .... and the fasten seat belts sign was on the whole time ..... in other words ..Hell Yes ...this is rock
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Vic Holman said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
you could give your money to me
I'll spend it un-wisely.

rockin tune John!
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jiguma said 2736 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Full on!
Love this John - your vocals are just getting better and better.
N
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Cori Ander said 2735 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
WOW
I often listen to your previous version of 'Am I Losing?'. It was just two or three days ago. I love it. And here it comes again. In a new version. Cool!
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Sigmund said 2735 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Am I Losing
Solid rock tune. You get a great sound out of your axe and this one is very high energy to boot. Nice vocals,but I thought they were a little dry (effect wise, not humor wise). This was fun to listen to - thanks for sharing this!
Sig
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lengold said 2733 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Me and Casinos
just don't mix.
Talking of mixing - this is superb. Love the crazy guitar and very strong vocal, the drums sound great too.
Very enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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sheilad said 2732 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
you had me
right from the start! Great fast moving tune John
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Calchas said 2731 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
On the contrary John, you are WINNING!!!
Excellent kick-ass rocker my friend! Really nice production too! Thoroughly enjoyed this!

Be well friend!
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paralax said 2728 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
very cool
i remember the original. and this is definitely a good remix.the vocals could be turned down a little to blend better with the music but other than that sounds pretty darn swell.

thanks for posting.
Terry
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BlueLikeJazz said 2555 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Totally
Early Buzzcocks, Ramones, even Superchunk. Favorited.
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Catalina22 said 2555 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Casinos and Finances
That description you wrote ranks among the best I've read on MJ . . . .

The introduction of vocals at 1:10 after a long, satisfying intro is very good! In other words, the combination of the protracted intro and clarity and bounce of the vocals is really nice. Great subject matter, no matter how you look at it--casinos, finances, it's all kind of related, it seems. Perfectly irreverent sounding vocals. I liked this a lot!


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